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Los Angeles, as a Pedestrian

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Seeing the city from the sidewalk, not the freeway, opens a visitor to quiet wonders that would be lost at 60 miles per hour.

Talk of ‘El D.M.V.’ as Licensing Expands to Cover Undocumented Immigrants in California

December 19, 2014 - 9:00pm
About 1.4 million people who are in the country illegally are expected to apply for driver’s licenses in California, and many are scrambling to prepare.

A Reluctant Farewell to an Unlikely Mechanical Friend

December 19, 2014 - 9:00pm
Too old to be nice, too young to be vintage and not rare enough to be cool, a beat-up Subaru becomes a character in a human drama.

How One Technology Company Managed to Hire a More Diverse Work Force

December 19, 2014 - 4:00am
Step 1: Think about gender diversity early in your company’s formation. If you wait until the company is established, it’s too late.

Striking Oil in a Dakota Boomtown

December 19, 2014 - 2:00am
Wanting to go beyond his usual Middle East haunts, Bryan Denton went looking for someplace exotic for his latest photo essay.

California: Arson Ruled in Downtown Los Angeles Fire

December 18, 2014 - 9:00pm
A fire that reduced an unfinished apartment building to a block-long mountain of blackened wood was purposely set, the Fire Department said.

California: Oakland Bans Bullhooks

December 18, 2014 - 9:00pm
The circus will stop coming to Oakland in a few years after a tool used by elephant handlers was banned there.

States in Parched Southwest Take Steps to Bolster Lake Mead

December 17, 2014 - 9:00pm
Arizona, California and Nevada signed an agreement calling for conservation and other efforts to forestall further drops in Lake Mead, the water source for much of the region.

If It Flutters or Buzzes, Surely It’s Art

December 17, 2014 - 9:00pm
Tiles in decorative bug patterns by Timorous Beasties.

How the Sony Corporation Hack Revived the Lost Art of the Phone Call

December 17, 2014 - 9:00pm
Sony’s devastating hack, as well as cyberattacks on big companies like Home Depot and JPMorgan Chase, earn 2014’s tech moniker.

Bay Bridge Light Installation to Glimmer On in San Francisco

December 17, 2014 - 12:21pm
“Bay Lights,” a shimmery LED art installation by the artist Leo Villareal, may become a permanent nighttime sight in San Francisco.

Whistle-Blower on Countrywide Mortgage Misdeeds to Get $57 Million

December 17, 2014 - 10:15am
Edward O’Donnell, a former Countrywide Financial executive, helped federal prosecutors force Bank of America to pay a record $16.65 billion penalty over its role in churning out shoddy mortgage securities.

Philips Agrees to Acquire Maker of Medical Devices for $1.2 Billion

December 17, 2014 - 2:25am
Acquisition of Volcano, a maker of catheter-based imaging and measurement devices, would bolster Philips’s lineup of medical imaging devices and expand its opportunities to sell its existing products to Volcano customers.